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Engineering Operations Director

Cox Automotive | Atlanta GA 30301 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/04/2020

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Cox Automotive is currently looking for an Engineering Operations Director with experience in defining, planning, and executing engineering labor sourcing strategies.  The sourcing strategy will impact the entire portfolio of products offered by CAI and include everything from maintenance/support activities to assistance with new product build.
 
The Job
 
We are looking for a results-oriented Engineering Operations Director. This position will work alongside our SVP & VP of Engineering roles across Cox Automotive and be directly responsible for implementing sourcing initiatives intended to build a high performing software development organization. 

This director-level role will provide thought leadership and drive vendor strategy, operations, innovation and efficiency improvements.  This individual will work directly with each SVP product/engineering leader to identify opportunities for demand optimization, consolidation, and savings.  They will also work directly with our strategic suppliers to ensure outstanding engineering services are provided.

The ideal candidate will combine a vision of a high performing Engineering organization, a strong program management capability, and an extensive background in leading large complex labor sourcing strategies, with an attention to detail and an ability to develop, maintain and report on specific metrics.
 
Your Role
  • Provides thought leadership in vendor strategy, operations, innovation and efficiency improvements
  • Identify opportunities for demand optimization, consolidation, and savings
  • Manage and optimize vendor operations for our product engineering operations and other external business unit stakeholders
  • Conduct quarterly business reviews with strategic vendors, measure performance, and establish plans for continuous improvement
  • Prepare complex analytics, metrics, dashboards to demonstrate business value of the sourcing program and supplier performance for Cox Automotive Product Group management team
  • Successful translation of organizational focus and strategic objectives to strategic vendors
  • Develops, achieves and maintains the reporting on portfolio- as well as project-level Key Performance Indicators associated with our sourcing strategy
  • Ensure that all of the terms and conditions of an agreement are thoroughly reviewed and documented, and risk to Cox Automotive is mitigated
  • Implementation of risk management plans, quality agreements, and robust relationship management plans
  • Ensures that Product Engineering leaders renew and re-negotiate their contracts in a timely manner and with cost optimization, cost avoidance, savings or equal contract value
  • Track Cox Automotive Product Group overall sourcing capacity as data and ratios compared to the in-house organization.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Deep understanding of software product engineering and support global labor sourcing eco-system
  • Experience in transitioning a large scale, complex portfolios of technology solutions to strategic sourcing partners
  • Experienced in the establishment and operations of captive development centers 
  • Deep understanding of technology industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices
  • Comprehensive and expert knowledge of the modern software development processes
  • 10+ years of experience, at least 5 years managing sourcing operations on a large scale
  • Working ability to set project schedules, deliverables, and manage budgets
  • Exceptional program management skills with the ability to prioritize work in a changing environment
  • Attention to detail, schedule awareness and ability to drive organizations to healthy and timely results
  • Experience managing and guiding senior leadership via influence rather than command and control techniques
  • Must be able to inspire and maintain a positive atmosphere of innovation and success across a diverse team
  • Must possess an ability to build key business relationships and contribute to the emerging technology culture within Cox Automotive
  • Experienced storyteller with a passion for creating and delivering innovative communication approaches to engineering audiences
  • Manages confidentiality without exception


Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

 

About Cox 

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us.  Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.  We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.  We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.   

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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